The National Society of High School Scholars has announced that Pinecrest High School student Tianna McLellan, of Southern Pines, has been selected for membership.
The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence.
Membership in NSHSS entitles qualified students to enjoy a wide range of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publicatons, participation in programs offered by educational partners, online forums, personalized recognition items, and publicity honors.
The following Moore County students are among the recipients of the 2008 North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarships:
Rakeen Taimar Chesney, Johnna Blake Nall, and Mollie Corinna Richardson, all students at North Moore High School; Mariella Antionette Albright, Seth Maxfield Flagg, Diana Evelyn Rabstejnek, and Tiffany Marie Wenard, all from Pinecrest High School; Joseph Lucas Arno, and Samantha JoAnn Lane, of Union Pines High School.
Each receives a $26,000 scholarship loan from the state, payable in $6,500 increments. The full loan is forgiven after the Fellow has completed four years of teaching in North Carolina public schools or U.S. Government Schools.
This year, 2,156 high school seniors competed for the 528 scholarships. Recipients rank in the upper eight percent of their senior class and have an average SAT score of 1173. Among the recipients, 36 percent are males and 24 percent are minorities.
St. Mary's Honor Roll
Texie Arnold, daughter of Sally C. Wood, of Pinehurst, and Marks Arnold, of Raleigh, has been named to the first semester honor roll at Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, where she is a ninth-grader.
Jennifer Brown and Katie Hankins, both of West End, were named to the Fall 2007 Dean's List at Liberty College.
Kelly C. McCrann, a 2002 graduate of Pinecrest High School, has been awarded the Schubert Presidential merit Scholarship for 2008 in the Master of Fine Arts program at Columbia University in New York City.
McCrann graduated from UNC Chapel Hill, where she was awarded the Andy Griffith Scholarship for academic excellence in theater arts. She was a dean's list student with a double major in English and drama, with a minor in women's studies.
She is the daughter of Kelly and Michael McCrann of Pinehurst.
Joseph Lucas Arno, of Whispering Pines, has received the Presidential Scholarship from Campbell University in Buies Creek.
Arno attends Union Pines High School and is a member of the National Honor Society and is on the honor roll. He is the son of Alice Ormston and Doug Arno.
Western Carolina University awarded degrees at commencement Saturday, Dec. 15.
Local students earning degrees included Scott Hoyt Korfmann, of Pinehurst, who earned a master's degree in business administration, and Jeannette Suzanne Shirer, of Southern Pines, who earned a bachelor's degree in interior design.
Adam James Hogan, son of Bruce Hogan, of Seven Lakes South, and Elaine Hogan, of Seven Lakes North, was recently inducted in the Belmont University Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.
Hogan, who is a senior seeking a degree in music business, is a 2004 graduate of the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics.
Furman Dean's List
Corrine C. Carr, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Darcy Carr, of Pinehurst, and Paul W. Kline, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Kline, of West End, were named to the Furman University Dean's List for the winter term.
Patrick Devine, son of Pat and Tana Devine, of Pinehurst, submitted a poem for a contest sponsored by Creative Communication Inc. His poem was selected as one of the top 10 of his division, which was for grades 7-9.
Patrick is a seventh-grader at Sandhills Classical Christian School.
Jonathan Cockman, a senior at Camden High School has been named a South Carolina Teaching Fellow, the state's most prestigious fellowship for future teachers.
Cockman is the son of Don and Tammy Cockman of Camden, S.C., and the grandson of LaVerne Cockman of Robbins and Pauline Blalock of Star.
The S.C. General Assembly, recognizing the shortage of teachers in the state and the importance of quality teachers in every classroom, annually funds the Teaching Fellows Program for South Carolina. This program identifies highly gifted high school seniors who commit to teaching in South Carolina. Following a rigorous application and interview process, Jonathan was selected from more than 750 student applicants.
As a Teaching Fellow, Cockman will participate in an advanced education program at Winthrop University in Rock Hill S.C., one of 11 Teaching Fellows Institutions in South Carolina. In addition, he will have the opportunity for leadership development during the summer, involvement with communities and businesses throughout the state and up to $24,000 in scholarship money.
A Fellow agrees to teach in South Carolina's public schools for at least four years following graduation.
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